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Sure, swipes of concealer work great to instantly transform the look of uneven-toned and textured skin, but obviously, the results are only temporary. The ultimate key to refining texture, diminishing dark spots and renewing an all-over luminous complexion is a good chemical peel.
And rather than relying on just vitamin C, speed up the skin-repairing process with a new antioxidant formula. Enter The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which is currently on sale on Amazon for 50 per cent off — ringing in at just $20.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $20 (originally $40)
What is it?
This peeling mask is specially formulated with alpha-hydroxy acids (glycolic acid) to exfoliate the skin's topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance in just 10 minutes. Meanwhile, beta hydroxy acids (BHA) work to exfoliate the skin with an extended function to help clear pore congestion to help fight visible blemishes and for improved skin radiance.
With regular use, it’s said to improve the appearance of skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines with continued use, making it perfect for those with stubborn hyperpigmentation and hormonal acne. And unlike vitamin C, which is known for being sun-sensitive, this mask contains Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. It is further supported with a crosspolymer form of hyaluronic acid for comfort, Vitamin B5 to assist healing and black carrot as an antioxidant.
To use, apply evenly across a clean face and neck using fingertips, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for no more than 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
What people are saying
THE ORDINARY AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution is currently backed up by more than 3,100 reviews and a 4.4-star rating.
“I absolutely love this peel. I discovered it a couple of months ago when I was having problems with tiny breakouts and dry, dull skin. After my first time of using this product, I could notice a difference in the appearance of my skin,” said one reviewer. “My face seriously looks like glass without makeup and I have no idea how I lived without this product for so long.”
“This is one of the best face masks I have used it,” added another. “It really cleared out all of my acne scars and I was highly impressed that it works, especially since my face is also very very sensitive. Would highly recommend this for people who have acne scars.”
As promising as this product claims to be — and as reviewers say it is — keep in mind that the result may vary. AHAs, like glycolic acid, requires a lot of tolerance and can be irritating on reactive skin types. Those with chronic skin conditions like rosacea and eczema should stay away from peeling solutions.